Cracked Tooth: To Save, or Not to Save?

Cracked Tooth: To Save, or Not to Save?

What do you do when a tooth is cracked? Cracked teeth are not only hard to diagnose but can also really put a wrinkle in your treatment plan. The uncertainty is hard to deal with for both the doctor and the patient.   As providers, we always want to give our patients...
Is Bone Slow to Heal? Absolutely.

Is Bone Slow to Heal? Absolutely.

Is bone slow to heal? You bet. This is always something I remind my patients and my referring dentists of: bone is slow to heal and regenerate after root canal therapy. So you must be patient when assessing healing of your root canals. My typical recall protocol is to...
The Case of the Separated File

The Case of the Separated File

I recently had a patient come to me because she was concerned about a separated file that had broken in her tooth years ago, and she was having pain in that quadrant.  After a thorough evaluation, I was able to diagnose the culprit as Tooth #20 with Symptomatic...
A Silver Point Retreatment Case

A Silver Point Retreatment Case

Silver points can sometimes be an endodontist’s worst nightmare.  There is a reason why we don’t use them anymore. In fact, the AAE recommends against the continued use of silver points, since it has been shown to be clinically problematic.  Silver points can corrode...
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